What beer are you drinking tonight? For the new forum...

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  1. jldeleon

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    Geez (it's NOT spelled ' jeez')! I can not believe that I forgot to post the BEST tasting gluten-free beer, EVER!!! And they had better be, at $6 a pint. Harvester Brewing, here in Portland, makes them -because where else would something so awesome be made? Of course the dark is my fave.

    http://www.harvesterbrewing.com/

    On a side note, while partying with the neighbors last night, I learned scotch is WAY more efficient for rapidly reaching a high, than beer, wine, vodka, tequila, rum -possibly all combined.

    The reason I know this is because it caused my 60 year old husband to send his first drunk text -lol. I send them all the time - no surprise there. He did not remember this until he got her response this morning! Lol!

    And, it illicited this posting on Facebook, from me:
    "We are totally wasted. Are Russell Crowe's thighs here? I thought my neighbor's name was, Dudely, for the first 3 months I knew him. But it's his dog's name. Does wine and scotch mix? Did David grab the neighbor's boob? Lol."

    And last, but not least, I get a text from my neighbor this morning, asking, "What the hell happened last night?"

    Bwahahahaaa!
     

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  2. NickW

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    Cascade Lakes 20th Anniversary IPA. Yummy goodness. Need I say more? Yes, actually I do, this is quite possibly one of the best regular IPA's I've ever had.
     
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    Picked up a 4 pack of Ommegang Witte... Hadn't tried it yet and I make it a point to try everything I see from em. Might have passed it up once before, can't remember, since im not a fan of wheat ales. About the only wheat ales I liked much were wheat/IPA blends. However I actually enjoyed this one. Certainly not my favorite but surprisingly good.

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    I don't drink beer too often anymore but a couple local DIPA's impressed me last week while out to dinner with a friend...both outstanding local DIPA's that you will not find in the stores. Its pretty rare that I can find some beer that i think stands out but these local brewers are getting better all the time.

    Jekll Brewry DIPA "Hootin and Hollerin" and Sweetwater Dank Tank "Johnny Hash" both were excellent up there with the best DIPA's i've ever tried. If your around Atlanta and see either of these they are pretty good.
     
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    I could have stopped reading after the first sentence "Here are the 8 beers that are commonly found in bars" if its commonly found in bars, I'm not drinking it anyhow lol. Got to keep up with my beer connoisseur-ism. :p

    But honestly the stuff they are complaining about is in just about any drink (sodas and other flavored drinks I mean) and probably most of the products in the grocery store. But I guess the point is people dont actually realise its in beer too. FWIW my go to beer co (Great Lakes) prints on every bottle: "In keeping with the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516, this beer is traditionally brewed from all natural ingredients: barely, hops, yeast and water." Not sure if they can say that and still sneak in other stuff (I mean I know some of their beer has spices, honey, and stuff like christmas ale, and thats not listed), I hope they keep to their all natural word.
     
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    Technically the law says water, barley and hops so you couldn't even use yeast until it was discovered. And now they let you use sugar in ale production and yeast. But yeah its hinders too many brewers so most don't follow it and a lot that claim they do produce horrible beer like Heinekin. So most beers with added ingredients like cloves wouldn't be allowed, or any beer that was not barley malt based either like oatmeal stouts etc...

    I love how Heinekin is on that good beer list, what a crock of shit. Complete garbage, I'll take a PBR with it's GMO corn any day over it.
     

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    Lomad you brew your own beer at home right? Had a couple of questions. I have been considering possibly brewing my own beer out here because I am missing the American hops scene.
    Do you find it worth it? How much time does it take you to brew a batch of beer? Do you use a mash tun or do you do a brew in bag method? Have you tried any IPA's and did they turn out like a Stone?
    Thanks in advance!
     

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    That reminds Abide, now that you are living in the flatlands, did you try and develop a taste yet for Jenever. My dad and my uncles lived on Heineke and Jenever, personally I have never liked Jenever, but on a trip back there a while back that was all my relatives seem to drink.
     
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    No I actually just had to google it and now I know what my neighbors are always drinking, thanks! I'm usually not a hard alcohol fan but I will give it a try when I see some, and chase it with a Heinekin kopstoot. I don't think I will ever learn to like the latter. I have been on a mission to find some good Nederland brews and have found a couple.

    http://www.brouwerijhetij.nl/category/beers/
    The Struis is really good and they have an IPA and pale ale I have been trying to find locally but not had much luck.

    And this one, which I hope to make it up to the store soon.
    http://www.brouwerijdemolen.nl/

    I'm getting a little burnt out on Belgian strongs and Abbeys, but I still enjoy them regularly or too regularly. And I have a case of Alfa that's collecting dust in the fridge, maybe its the colder climate that is making these light lagers taste bad?
     

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    I think that's why Brits traditionally drink darker beers that haven't had the flavour frozen out of them!
     
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    That's doesn't surprise me it's probably also why they drink beer warm. It's all relative.
     

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    I've only brewed one batch thus far. Financially, it isn't worth it, and here's why: I do full grain brewing at a rental brewery with real mash tuns and kettles. Sure, the beer tastes better, but I yield 2 5-gallon corny kegs of beer, at a cost of about 100 bucks for space, time and ingredients (kegs in possession already. If not add cost of kegs and co2 system, or bottles). Now that I have it, I can't justify buying beer until I clear the kegs so I'm stuck with a lot of one. Kind. Of. Beer. It turned out great, and it is fun, but I'll go smaller on future batches.

    I haven't made any IPA, but my dry hopped red ale has that same floral note. Most good brewing supply places will have recipe books that come really close to known beers. Go all grain, don't use the beer in a bag extract kits. They all taste the same!

    As to the other note...I keep my kegs unrefrigerated in my garage, at around 58-70 degrees depending on season. I like it less chilled, actually.
     
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    Great thanks for the info, I didn't know they had community breweries, thats a great idea. Yeah 5 gallons is quite a bit, I was thinking about doing 2 gallon batches if I actually were to try. When I lived in AZ the turn off was having to get a refrigerator to ferment. I have less barriers to enter now.

    Yes I think I would enjoy the all grain brewing the kits don't really appeal to me. I meant the brew in a bag with all grain and skipping the mash tun like this:
    http://biabbags.webs.com/
    http://aussiehomebrewer.com/topic/11694-a-guide-to-all-grain-brewing-in-a-bag/?st=-5
    It seems to be a little cheaper and take up less room?
     

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    Hi BRS!
    For me tonight it'll be a Super Bock, portuguese corn brew discovered two years ago during my summer holidays. I am a great fan since that time...
    My wednesday evening tradition with a gluten free home made pizza...
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    That looks great for home use. Being in Portland, the brew centers are an easy way to go. If I decide to brew at home, I'd go with that brew in a bag idea. It looks super simple.

    Today was a tough day, so I went with Double Mountain's Molten Lava imperial IPA. Dayum, it is good stuff.
     
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    Was able to finally sample a Westvleteren 12 today. It was 13 euro a bottle... but has been rated the best beer in the world. It was definitely good and looking forward to being and be to get a case of it once I get through to the monastery. Very strong and flavorful kind of the opposite of a very bitter IPA.
     

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    Bought a sixer of Schofferhofer which is surprisingly good for just a summer refreshing drink. It's a grapefruit unfiltered hefeweizen which is pretty weak as far as alcohol content is concerned, but I wouldn't drink it to get buzzed or drunk. Just kind of a nice change of pace. I typically don't like fruity beers at all, but I wouldn't really consider it a beer even though it technically is. Just kind of a nice refreshing German import drink.
     
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    I've made my own beer from extract but add grain to it in the boil. Usually did 5 gallon batches and put them in Pepsi canisters. The problem, if that was what it was, was I had to drink it in a week because my next batch would be ready to keg. I gained 40 pounds that year...

    I've found it healthier to buy by the 12 packs. (I did just bottle 5 gallons of mead and will start fermenting another batch shortly.

    The beer in the picture ain't bad, knocked off 4 so far today.
     

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    Really shouldn't boil grains. Just get a mesh sack and steep at about 150 f for 30 to 45 minutes.
     

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